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  1. SoxBlanco

    4-19 GT: Sox @ Boston (10:10am)

    I haven’t watched any of the game and just saw the score right now. What was Boston’s approach? Sit on the change?
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    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Nothing huge. Just little comments here and there that the casual listener wouldn’t recognize as a dislike of Grandal. Earlier, he questioned the pitch call in a snarky fashion when Crochet gave up the run on the ground ball. Then when Grandal let one through his legs, he was adamant about he needed to block it (which was correct, but he seemed a little too enthusiastic about pointing it out).
  3. SoxBlanco

    CLE @ SOX, 1:10 PM Central

    Stone hates Grandal more than Harold does, which is a tough feat to accomplish.
  4. SoxBlanco

    Sox vs Indians, Monday April 12th, 7pm

    I was at a Trayce Thomson buzzer beater a couple years ago. It was awesome.
  5. SoxBlanco

    Sox vs Indians, Monday April 12th, 7pm

    To me, that call is on the base umpires. How did nobody see that? The home plate ump saw the swing, looked down, and saw the ball loose.
  6. SoxBlanco

    Sox vs Indians, Monday April 12th, 7pm

    Because of the 25 pitches he has thrown so far?
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    Starters innings pitched

    This thread is exactly why I was in favor of he plan to have Kopech and Crochet start with the big league team. There will be plenty of opportunities to get multi-inning relief appearances and build up their innings. And they get to do it against big league hitters.
  8. SoxBlanco

    4-7 GT: CWS @ SEA (3:10 PM CT)

    True, but there's also the issue of being a little anxious to get that first hit or anxious to help out the team right away. Remember how bad Eloy looked on low off-speed stuff against KC during his first series a couple years ago? I'm not worried about Vaughn.
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    And that’s a white Sox winner!!!

    He looked fantastic. Best fastball command I've seen from him in a long time, and he was hitting 97/98 at times. He looked like a completely different pitcher.
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    4-3 GT: CWS @ LAA (8:07 PM CT)

    23 more at bats.
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    4-3 GT: CWS @ LAA (8:07 PM CT)

    Tony??? That’s a horrible take. These are major league baseball players dropping the baseball and making bad throws. The manager should get 0% of the blame. If they were throwing to the wrong base or missing the cut off, then you might have an argument, but this is 100% on the players.
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    What if Yermin Mercedes keeps hitting?

    Yep. If Vaughn can play an adequate LF and Yermin is the DH, then our lineup is what we thought it would be during the offseason, with Mercedes replacing Eloy. And if Mercedes can produce, we might not be losing as much as it seemed when Eloy went down. Having said that, I understand it’s only one game. However, he has produced at every level, and his two strike approach looked great last night.
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    4-2 GT: CWS @ LAA (8:38 PM CT)

    Mercedes could go 0-5 with 5 K’s in three of his first four games this year and still be batting .250.
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    4-2 GT: CWS @ LAA (8:38 PM CT)

    You serious?
  15. SoxBlanco

    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    I believe he only gave up a lead off homer, and then the Twins tacked on 3 more not via the home run. But yes, that sucked. A lot.
  16. SoxBlanco

    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    If you are going to officially correct the official first day of spring, then I should officially let you know that the official first day of spring this year was March 20. 😜
  17. SoxBlanco

    4-1 GT: CWS @ LAA (9:05 PM CT)

    Smart, @Chicago White Sox. Get this first game thread started early so that you can do 162 of them!
  18. SoxBlanco

    2021 Spring Training Cuts Thread

    Sale pitched 71 innings out of the pen in 2011, and I’m guessing they have more of a “plan” for Crochet than they did for Sale. If they want Crochet to get to 80 innings, I don’t think it’ll be an issue if he stays healthy.
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    Extensions You’d Like to See

    Maybe the good news isn't extension related at all. What else could it be? Eloy related?
  20. SoxBlanco

    Predict the Lineup

    Any updated predictions now that we’ve seen some spring training lineups? I’m thinking something like this: Anderson Eaton Abreu Moncada Eloy Grandal Robert Vaughn Madrigal
  21. SoxBlanco

    White Sox vs A's 3:05 PM

    I don’t think Robert is the #2 hitter on opening day.
  22. Kopech. He needs to build up some innings anyway. If we never need him to start, great. If somebody gets hurt, then he gets a chance to build up some innings. He can throw 2, 3, 4 innings and Crochet can follow that up with a couple innings.
  23. SoxBlanco

    Spring Training thread

  24. Eh, I actually liked the rant with the f-bombs better. I’m just messing with you. Rodon/Cease are so important to this team’s success. Even if just one of them has a solid season, I would really like our chances this year. And I completely agree that Rodon needs to work fast and get ahead of hitters. We know his slider is excellent, which makes his fastball even better if he’s ahead in the count.
  25. This may be the most a human being has ever wanted pitcher to throw strikes in a spring training game. And I’m not judging. Just pointing it out.